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Patient & Family Library

About the Patient & Family Library

The Patient & Family Library, located at Holmes Regional Medical Center, provides you with valuable and trustworthy health information and resource services.  Written in everyday language, the resources in the Library are meant to help;

Demystify medical information and research
  Impart a sense of control to patients and family members 
  Aid in healthcare decision making
Enrich communication between patients and healthcare providers.




Made possible by a generous donation from benefactors Warren and Evelyn Foster, the Patient & Family Library is open to the public.  Library guests are welcome to use our resources, including patients, visitors, family members, associates, and healthcare professionals.  Please keep in mind that materials contained in the library are provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed the same as medical advice from your personal physicians.  We always recommend that you use materials and information from this library to help formulate questions you might want to discuss with your personal healthcare practitioners.

Health First believes education is an integral part of your health care and can assist you in:

  Making informed decisions about the use of healthcare services, managing your illness, and implementing follow-up care. 
  Learning about important health issues, making you a better health consumer and advocate!



Patient & Family Library Services
Internet Access

Computers provide quick-and-easy access to reliable health-related websites including:

  Other reliable and authoritative National Institutes of Health databases 



Resource Collection

The Library offers a wide range of titles covering health, disease, wellness, and nutrition topics.  Resources are available from reliable organizations such as:

American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health
American Dietetic Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics
Many more trusted sources



Visitors also have use of the Library’s online catalog, which provides access to a variety of printed medical textbooks and journals such as:

  New England Journal of Medicine 
  Journal of the American Medical Association  
Pamphlets, brochures 
  And other handouts are also available on a wide range of health-related topics



Knowledgeable Staff

Our professional Librarian and Library Volunteers are here to assist you and provide instruction about using our consumer health resources.  Upon request, the Library staff is also available to research and deliver information to hospital rooms and waiting areas.

Location and Hours

The Patient & Family Library is located on the first floor of Zone C, directly across from Administration.  Our hours are:

Monday - Friday, 11 am to 3 pm
After-hour research sessions are available by appointment.

Patient & Family Library
1350 S. Hickory Street
Melbourne, FL 32901

Phone:  321-434-8512
Fax:  321-434-8765

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